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Filter, The Sun Comes Out Tonight
(Wind-Up Records)

By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



5/30/2013 - More than anything else, this band is famous for the single “Take a Picture,” a hazy, summery, understated tune from the millennial dawn, born right around the time the similarly summery, understated, quirky and one-hit Len released “Steal My Sunshine.”  This is still singer/guitarist Richard Patrick’s band in every way; the ex Nine Inch Nails tour-guitarist is the sole original member on all Filter’s albums, including this sixth one, and, oh yeah, he’s the younger brother of Robert Patrick, who played the liquid metal dude in Terminator 2. Now that you’ve gained a little useless information to go with everything you learned while aimlessly Web surfing today, we can get to the meat of this potato, which is a simple nod to the late-’90s/early-aughts period — nothing really amazing aboard the album, simply a solid lump of corporate-gelded anger-management neo-metal interrupted by two songs obviously hoping to resuscitate “Take a Picture” and one depressing ballad. Ultimately, it’s companionable stuff for your car stereo, nothing harder than you’ll hear coming from any carloads of mullet-heads on the Hampton Beach strip, but maybe edgy enough to encourage your straight-laced first-date to let you beat her at candlepins or something. A- 






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